Posts by gigous

    I have been here since the release of MSFS last year and downloaded and enjoying some of your excellent sceneries especially of Japan.

    I don't have knowledge or power to create MODs or original sceneries but when I am flying with some sceneries sometimes I come across discrepancies on IFR instrument displays. As a result, the aircraft tend to fly through or land strange and unrealistic places. Typical case is at the airports where 'offset ILS' is implemented. Many of those airports of MSFS do not simulate localizer offset procedures of real world.

    This is my pet peeve about MSFS. To cope with the issue, I invented an ad hoc resolution and uploaded that at 'Guides, Tips and Tricks' forum several days ago.

    Also, I uploaded my program 'EXCEL AVIATION WORKBOOK' to 'Utilities >> Toolkits' section nearly a month ago. This Excel workbook might be usable for calculating some necessary data in creating or modifying sceneries.

    I hope those help any of you fellow simmers annoyed with the same peeve as mine ;)

    After making an offset ILS scenery design on ADE, the ILS course is displayed in a strange direction. It is because ILS course is made magnetic in (4) above. The strange point is that although the correct MAGVAR is set to the airport, you must assign the magnetic course as the ILS heading. Perhaps it is not the ADE's fault, but it seems MSFS is designed that way. I don't know the reason of this, but from the view point of scenery design, all azimuth should be given with true bearing, then converted to magnetic ones as necessary in the process of compilation. Any thought on this?

    Many of flight simmers must be annoyed by the issue that offset ILS/LOC is not simmulated in MSFS2020. Since Asobo or Microsoft seems not planning to deal with this problem (I don't know if they are well aware of this issue), a lot of countermeasures are suggested by expert simmers.


    Here is my version of ad-hoc measure to cope with the issue using the free version of "Airport Design Editor F20 Edition" by ScruffyDuck Software.


    (1) Make a new project of the airport with correct MAGVAR (magnetic variation).

    (2) Add a transparent pseudo runway at a quiet place of the same level of the airport.

    (3) Make the runway's true heading same as the LOC course (true heading of the offset final course).

    (4) Add ILS to the runway with magnetic heading ( 'true heading' +- offset +- MAGVAR).

    (5) Set exact positions of LOC, GP, DME as necessary.

    (6) Save the project.

    (7) Edit 'xxx-airport.xml' in \PackageSources\data\ and set all 'deleteAllxxxx' items to 'FALSE'.

    (8) Build the project.

    (9) Copy the project's product to the Community folder.


    That's it! In this way, offset ILSs (or LOCs) are realized on my MSFS and enjoying more realistic flights. Hope this helps.